4/21/14 – Ebook Deals, Giveaways, & Virtual Book Tours Happening This Week

Readers, the discount on the ebooks won’t last for long. These are promotional, so make sure to get your Amazon Kindle copy now! The authors on tour are offering some really great giveaways, enter for your chance to win. Some of the prizes include book swag, Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift cards, free books, and more. Simply click on the tour banner to go to the book informational page and enter for your chance to win.

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Blurb: THE BLOODLINE WAR, Book One in The Community Series

Beneath the streets of San Diego, California, a unique race of human beings called Vârcolac lives on the brink of extinction. Desperate to save their dying people, a brotherhood of warriors deploys to the surface to steal genetically superior women for a repopulation program.

A car accident changes everything…

A computer hacked hospital blood test confirms that Dr. Toni Parthen carries a gene that’s the key to salvation for a unique race of human beings. Abducted to a secret, underground community, Toni is asked to do the unthinkable: procreate with a man from a race called Vârcolac—a species that must consume the blood of other humans to survive. Then bizarre turns dangerous, because a new, mysterious enemy also wants her special DNA, and Toni finds herself in the middle of an all-out war to possess her.

Destined to be alone…

It’s the job of Jaċken Brun, leader of the Warrior Class, to keep the captured women safe from a demonic race of humans who rule a neighboring part of their underground world. His challenges multiply when Toni inflames the women into mutiny, and then there’s his biggest problem…his growing desire for the infuriating woman herself. Afflicted with a dark genetic makeup, Jaċken can never be with a woman. Until Toni uses her scientific ingenuity to find a way for her and Jaċken to be together. But then the new enemy faction unearths Toni and drags her to their hidden lair, where they’ll inflict an unspeakable cruelty on her to gain access to her valuable genes.

It will take every warrior skill Jaċken owns to save the woman he loves, but only if he can find her in time….

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Blurb:

To claim his mate, Connor will have to break all of the rules…

It’s a good thing rules were made to be broken.

Connor Bouchard is a werewolf with a huge secret. He’s mated, but he’s done everything he can to avoid claiming her. But the wolf that lives within him has had enough. And even if it means war, this alpha cowboy will have his mate.

Natalie Miller spent her entire life living on the Amish settlement in Missouri. Her world was safe… Until the night everything exploded in her face. She learns that nothing about her life was what it seemed… Even her. In a fiery blaze of horror, secrets are revealed… And an enemy of old comes back into play.

Forced to accept Connor’s protection, Natalie refuses to indulge in the attraction that lies between them. She didn’t count on the heat, though. It burns within her as she craves a satisfaction that she never needed before. Natalie finds herself wanted by two men, both of them willing to fight to the death to have her. Only one of them is destined by fate to have her, though.

Connor has to seduce her, the sooner the better. The full moon is quickly approaching, his opponent determined to possess his mate. Can Connor tame this wild filly before it’s too late?

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Blurb: On their journey, Bliss, Faith, Will and Bond face the forces of nature and an even worse foe—Chaos whips up trouble wherever she goes. The kids find help from a lovable bunch of mysterious Synergy Pals, far more than the sum of their parts. They meet wise guides, who set them on the right path. Once they find the map at the Heartwood Tree, it proves to be an even greater treasure then any of them could imagine.

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The Holiday Hearts Collection…Stories that celebrate finding love on some of the most special days of the year. In this collection of three Amazon Holiday Fiction Best-Sellers, prepare to make a New Year’s resolution for love, find Cupid where he’s least expected, and win a happily ever after in lucky Las Vegas.

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Three women; three stories on life, lessons and love. Three journeys towards the belonging place; three journeys back to self.

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Red Dust is a series of zombie western short stories.

Red Dust: The Fall is the first trilogy of short stories in the Red Dust series. These stories are The Lost Party, Feud and The Last Rider.

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Convinced that God is a negative force, tormenting the helpless human race, an ailing English professor becomes determined to put the deity on trial. But when he’s diagnosed with schizophrenia, he soon succumbs to the damning madness and brutally stabs and kills his wife. And in the deadly manhunt that ensues, he is ultimately shot dead by the police. This prompts his grieving sister to follow through his life’s mission to bring God to justice.

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4/24/14 $.99 Featured Book: The One: The Tale of a Lost Romantic in Seoul by Steve Justice


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$.99 Featured Book: The One: The Tale of a Lost Romantic in Seoul by Steve Justice

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Amazon Sale Price Today: $.99

Genres: Psychological Thriller


Book Blurb/Synopsis: A middle-aged professor, disillusioned and jaded by a loveless marriage and a stale career, makes the move to South Korea in an attempt to bring excitement into his life. What he finds is more of the same: a never-ending repetition of existence without meaning. 

It is only when a woman much younger than himself, one of his own students, engages him intellectually and emotionally that he finally feels alive. Despite the fear of the taboo of a potential relationship, he feels himself drawing closer to this girl who has brought colour into an otherwise stale and grey life. 

When this girl is taken away from him, he decides to do as all romantic heroes must: whatever it takes to make her his own

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Upcoming Literary Fiction Book Tour & Giveaway: Saying Goodbye, Love is Learning to Say Goodbye by Mahima Martel 5/13/14 – 5/27/14

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Virtual Book Tour Dates: 5/13/14 – 5/27/14

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Blurb:

What is love? Is it a possession, something to confine and put on display? Is it declarations for the whole world to hear, or is it a precious space within the heart?

After a tragic event in which agents and parents keep them apart, Frankie and Alex maintain a long distance love affair throughout the turbulent Sixties, away from the prying eyes of the press and the fans. Separated, their love breeds strength to overcome obstacles that once held them down. Individually, they blossom creatively and their talents soar to new heights. Within the secrecy of their relationship, they learn greater lessons of love, lessons not defined by society, but by the heart and the soul.

A true lover knows what the other needs and will often make great personal sacrifices for the well-being of their lover. Sometimes the strength of love is being able to say goodbye.

 

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Excerpt:

Frankie couldn’t help it; she was so excited to be alone with him. “So, how was your incredible and inspiring trip?”

Alex sat down across the table from her with a bowl of fruit loops and a cup of tea. “Where to start? Australia was out of this world. Heard some incredible Aborigine music, and then a mad Aussie got me wasted. India was a spiritual hell hole, and I spent most of my time with the chattiest of Hindus, but a real nice fellow. South Africa, my guide, Cebo, was a crazier driver than you.”

“Crazier than you?” Frankie asked with a smirk.

“Crazier than you,” Alex restated strongly and laughed. “I jammed with a Zulu band, and they gave me the name Luyanda.”

“Sounds like a girl’s name,” said Frankie.

“Shut up. It’s very manly. It means love to grow,” he said.

Frankie looked at Alex curiously. “Love to grow? Your love is still growing?”

“Yes, apparently I am blossoming, like a budding flower,” he said with a smile and batting of his eye lashes.

“Girl,” teased Frankie.

Alex playfully kicked Frankie under the table. “Smarty,” he said and munched on a heaping spoonful of Fruit Loops. “Peru was a bit sad.”

“Why was Peru sad?” questioned Frankie with a mouthful of cornflakes.

“I saw this young man play guitar. He reminded me of myself years ago, but untouched and not jaded. His soul and his playing were pure. Not only have I lost that, I’m afraid I never had that. It made me think my entire life has been a waste.” He gazed at Frankie. “What do you see when you see meplay?”

Frankie sat back in her chair, thought for a moment and said, “Myself.”

The answer stunned Alex. “You see you?”

Curling her knees to her chest Frankie rocked forward. “Yes. I see you in me. I feel you in me. I feel your nervousness and anxiety. I feel what you play. It touches me, and I understand it all.” She could tell by Alex’s expression that her words made an impact, and she continued. “Alex, you‘re very talented. You need to start believing in yourself. You have traveled the world to discover music, but you don’t realize music has been inside you the whole time.”

Alex laughed. “Leave it to Frankie Freud to figure me out.”

“I’m going to start charging you,” she teased.

“Well, in that case, I do have a present for you.” said Alex and reached for his bag. “Check this out.” He pulled out the boomerang clappers and slapped them together. “Boomerangs as musical instrument, cool ‘eh?”

Frankie leaped from her seat and grabbed the boomerangs from his hands. “Wow! Are these for me?” she asked excitedly and danced around the kitchen wildly clapping the boomerangs.

Alex tugged the boomerangs from her hands. “No, they’re for me.”

“So I don’t get boomerang clappers,” she said with a pout.

“No, I have something else for you,” he said sternly.

He pulled out two jewelry boxes and rattled them both to hear the contents of what was inside. “Here, this is for you,” he said handing Frankie one of the boxes.

“Who is the other one for?” she asked.

“Sarah,” Alex replied flatly.

Frankie didn’t respond; she suspected the answer. She carefully unwrapped the paper and unfolded the tissue paper to find a beaded design hanging from a safety pin like ribbon. She glanced at Alex curiously.

“It is a Zulu love letter. I made it for you on the plane to Peru, spilled beads all over the cabin floor. Anyway, the bead colors tell the story of love,” explained Alex.

“What does it say?” asked Frankie.

Alex patted his lap and Frankie joined him. He pointed to each bead and explained, “The black beads mean heartache, the turquoise means I lose hope you will marry me, the red means longing and the green is jealousy.”

“Doesn’t sound like such a nice love letter,” said Frankie.

“But you see it’s all surrounded by the white beads that mean hope and the brown beads is like giving new life,” explained Alex. He put his arm around her waist. “The letter as a whole reads, despite all the heartache, impatience, longing and jealousy. I have hope that we will have a new life together.”

 

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About the Author:

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Mahima Martel’s main focus in writing is love within drama, or dramatic love. She is fascinated by the human condition and what drives people to do what they do. Mostly, she found it is love, or lack of love that motivates people, whether it is to inspire to greatness, or to the depth of depravity.

Her first published book, The Insurrectionist tells the story through the eyes of a terrorist. The Saying Goodbye series looks deeply into a long standing celebrity love affair undiscovered by gossip columns and tabloid press. It asks the questions, “What really goes on behind the scenes of celebrity relationships and the fan stories we all love to hear about.

Mahima Martel is a news junkie and loves researching and digging deeper into many news and historical stories.

 

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Giveaway:

The author is giving away a $50 Amazon gift card and two print copies of Saying Goodbye, Love is Learning to Say Goodbye. The giveaways will run 5/13/14 – 5/27/14. Make sure to enter them both!

The Goodreads’ giveaway is open to residents of the US/CANADA/UK/AU. The Rafflecopter giveaway is open internationally!

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Tour Info:

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We are now taking sign ups from bloggers that would like to host a tour stop. If you haven’t hosted for us before, please make sure to check out the tour host information at the top of this page. Then pick a date and fill out the sign up form below. This tour is strictly a feature/spotlight tour, review copies are not being offered! The author is available for interviews and  guest posts.

 

Master Schedule:

5/13 Fantastic Indie Authors (Interview)

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5/14

5/15 KDH Reviews

5/16

5/19 Coffee & Books & Art (Guest Post)

5/20 Literary Chanteuse

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5/22 Musings of a Book Maven

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Fantasy Book Tour: The King’s Throne: The Elysian Blade of Truth by Mealea Mathews 5/6/14 – 5/20/14

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 Virtual Book Tour Dates: 5/6/14 – 5/20/14

Genres: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, High Fantasy, Adventure Fantasy, Traditional Fantasy, Fantasy Quest

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Blurb:

One day, as Grys, butler to the king and queen of Aldamanis, is walking through town, a woman appears in front of him. Later on, she appears again in his chambers. She puts thoughts of ruling into his mind as he sleeps, and she is soon appointed court wizard. However, troubles begin to ensue throughout the kingdom as she, Nnelthu Leas, plants the seeds of doubt throughout the land.

I think it’s high time we bring an end to this charade, my dear.” She effortlessly tossed him into one of the pillars. Alexi drew his sword and charged at her, she caught the blade with her fingertips and gently brought him close. “Something wrong, your majesty? Not feeling well? You can thank Grys for that.”

  • Live the world of the Faerie; A Fantasy of sword and sorcery, myth, and magic.

  • Follow the beguiled and betrayed queen; See her quest to restore her husband’s throne.

  • Find out the secrets of Zan; The Elysian elf and famed master swordsman.

  • Follow the king and discover his legacy; Read as the king unfolds the truth and finds justice.

Along their momentous journey to the Queen of Fire {wherein the truth about the great legacy is revealed}, the King makes a promise to fulfill his ancestors’ wishes. With a fearless swordsman by their side and a mighty Dragonman, they face the Wizard seeking an alternative to mere revenge.

The King’s Throne Book 1 is a debut novel of classic high fantasy genre containing magical creatures and wondrous worlds which is refreshingly original and exciting. The in-depth world building transports you into a mesmerizingly atmospheric setting of breathtaking vision. Beautifully multi-layered and full of delicious detail, the deftly woven narrative is richly compelling. Any fan of high / epic fantasy genre will find this scintillating story an engaging, interesting and brilliantly crafted that slots alongside the likes of Terry Brooks or David Farland. Intrigue, revenge, and magic merge together in a sharp storyline that’s engaging, highly readable and full of astonishing premise. With bloodthirsty battles, deadly adversaries, wise Wizards and heroic quests this novel really does contain all the elements of a sweeping fantasy!

 

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Excerpt:

The blizzard buffeted the kingdom of Aldamanis. The great white castle suffered less than the outlying castle towns that surrounded her mountainous expanse. It stood high in the mountains as a shield against a hail of arrows.

High in the highest mountains this great castle held firm against the blizzards that plagued the land every winter. The people became similarly hardy to the trials that visited them. How this kingdom had prospered for so long under such tenuous circumstances as the foul weather and the incredible heights could be attributed to the faerie that lived in the region. Most called them deep folk or stout folk.

Dwarves, though long lived, preferred their own kingdom. They often cited that humans, while well intentioned, were not meant to prosper at the side of the Faerie and so they taught men how to live in the mountains and even offered to have them claim mines they managed to build above the dwarven kingdoms below. This was normally on the grounds that the dwarves were to be left to their own designs. And so the kingdom above, called the hinter court, or the kingdom of the white winter, was aided by a kingdom of darkness and stone below, the dwarven kingdom.

The two coexisted for a long time, but seldom did one intrude upon the other, nor did they aid one another lest the other made the request and a stout offer.

With time, the kingdoms came to trust one another and guide one another through the times and the passing of the seasons. The humans would learn the practical art of forging an oven with heat enough to bake ten fires with naught but a few lumps of wood and the dwarves would learn the finer crafts of blanket weaving, an appreciation of art they’d previously considered foolishness, and various other useful transactions of cultural knowledge. When one kingdom acquired a new technology, it was given to the other for a price. In this way trade led to a mutual prospering between the two kingdoms.

 

Buy Links:

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About the Author:

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Mealea Mathews, teacher from Perth, Western Australia, is a qualified educational instructor who received her degree in 2007 from Edith Cowan University. Mealea has been teaching for several years, but her passion has always been writing fiction fantasy. After the birth of her first child in 2013, Mealea taught part time and started writing more at home. Her friends and colleagues encouraged her to publish. As a result, in her debut novel, The Kingdom of Aldamanis was created through The Kings Throne series.

 

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We are now taking sign ups from bloggers that would like to host a tour stop. If you haven’t hosted for us before, please make sure to check out the tour host information at the top of this page. Then pick a date and fill out the sign up form below.

Review copies are available for those wishing to review. Please make sure to post your reviews on your blog on the date you picked to host and any book websites you use, such as Amazon, Goodreads, etc.

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Upcoming Sci-Fi/Dystopian Book Tour: Graham’s Resolution by A.R. Shaw 5/12/14 – 5/26/14

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Virtual Book Tour Dates: 5/12/14 – 5/26/14

Genres: Science Fiction, Dystopian, Post- Apocalyptic

 

Blurb:

What the world dreads most has happened- because of a mutated avian bird flu (H5N1) pandemic. It has ravaged the globe. Only 2% of the population has survived. A dying mother knows that her young child is among the few immune to the virus. What will she do to ensure his survival before her own coming tragic death?

Meanwhile, Graham has buried his last remaining family member. Following his father’s advice to make it to the family cabin, he meets with triumph and tragedy; learning new rules along the way. Just when he thinks he’s finally got a handle on this new world, he’s taken by surprise, as he learns he’s not alone. A hidden yet vulnerable community of Preppers are nearby. Will he find the strength to escape these dangers and go on living? And more importantly, will he have the ability to protect those he’s come to trust?

 

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>>>This book came from the heart as well as being action packed. Keep it up!!!!!! KennG

>>>That the scenario is all too plausible adds to the fear in the telling of this well-written story. Persuader

>>>This story has great character development, I could actually “feel” the anguish of the terminally ill mom… LadyLJ57

 

Excerpt:

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From his bed, the frail man reached out to his son. Through tears, Graham gently grasped his father’s shaking old hands. As his father lay dying before him, he knew then it was the closest they had ever been.
Graham reaffirmed that he would go on as they had planned, and would always keep the rifle beside him. Through drowning coughs, his father reminded Graham that taking his own life wasn’t God’s plan. It would only ensure a soulless wandering in the afterlife, never again joining with his departed family.
Having seen the signs too many times before, Graham felt the end drawing near. He became desperate, knowing this time the difference would be him standing alone without a soul known to him. His father’s wheezing breaths came in shorter gasps, his eyes drew quiet, and his face sank within itself. Graham went from the desperation of losing his father to death, to praying for mercy and a quicker end. He could take no more of this torment. Just like all the others, one by one, they all died in anguish.
Graham couldn’t understand why he lived still. He had watched helplessly as his wife, Nelly, died, taking their unborn child with her. Then his dear mother abandoned him, followed by his sister and four-year-old niece. Now the same fate was due for his father. He waited those long grueling minutes.
Graham asked him, “What will I do without you?
His father answered him slowly, “Do what I’ve taught you. Make good decisions along the way and don’t regret anything. You’ll do fine. Always know that I’m proud of you.”
Graham wiped spittle from his father’s lip and clutched his hand. Too much experience told him it wouldn’t be long.
When it did finally come, his father donned a peaceful demeanor and said for the last time, “I love you, son.”

 

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About the Author:

A. R. Shaw, born in south Texas, moved to Washington State in the late eighties. Always writing quietly in what little spare time available while participating in the U.S. Air Force Reserves as a Radio Operator and business owner. Only now embracing a writing passion full time and finding a place in the author’s community, Shaw has found a following of avid readers along the way.

 

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Bloggers, we are now taking sign ups to host a tour stop for this tour! If you haven’t hosted for us before, please make sure to read the tour host information at the very top of this page. Then come back here, pick out a date, and fill out the sign up form below! We do schedule more than one tour stop a day. Weekend stops are only taken at the blogger’s request.

If reviewing, please make sure to share your review on Amazon, Goodreads, etc, on or before the date of your scheduled stop!

 

Master Schedule:

5/12 Fantastic Indie Authors (Interview)

Stop 2 Peace Love and Writing

Stop 3 Dividing By Zero (Interview and Review)

5/13 Bestseller Books

5/14 Horror and Mystery Books

Stop 2 Urban Fantasy Series Recommendations

5/15 Coffee & Books & Art

5/16 The Complete Self Publishing Indie Author’s Resource Site

5/19 The Best Indie Books to Read

5/20 Musings of a Book Maven

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5/22 2 Booklovers Reviews (Review)

5/23 Horror and Slasher Film and Books

Stop 2 Dystopian Novels

5/26 Science Fiction Books & Authors

 

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Upcoming Literary Fiction Book Tour & Giveaway: Saying Goodbye by Mahima Martel 5/5/14 – 5/12/14

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Virtual Book Tour Dates: 5/5/14 – 5/12/14

Genres: Literary Fiction

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No matter how strong the relationship, or powerful the attraction at some time we all must say goodbye.

In 1964 the winds of change blows across the Atlantic from England to America and sparks a cultural and social revolution. Traditional values of the past are replaced with more modern attitudes caused by the hottest tunes and the latest dance craze.

Vivacious Hollywood starlet Frankie Robinson has no romantic expectations when she meets the dark and introspective Alex Rowley, guitarist for one of the hottest British bands—The Dark Knights. During their first dance, they step into each other’s rhythm, as though partners in another life.

For an eager young couple, neither Frankie nor Alex anticipates the scandal their public relationship will cause—reputations must be protected and images need to be maintained. As Frankie and Alex dream of a life together, agents and managers worry of the monies lost and the dangers to their perspective clients. Frankie and Alex are to be kept apart no matter what tragic cost. Behind the closed curtains of celebrity life, Frank and Alex find a way to keep their private love alive despite all obstacles.

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Excerpt:

The entrance to the ballroom was through a pair or large white lacquered doors. Inside, New York’s affluent citizens could be seen socializing with five working-class lads from England. Frankie was well aware of the irony, and so was Alex. It was still the biggest inside joke the band shared ever since they had made it big—the fact that people who would normally turn down their noses at them were now paying big bucks just to be in the same room. Ironically, the music played during the ball was a series of square old-school waltzes. Everyone had dressed in their finest gowns in tuxedos to hear a rock concert, and were now winding down the evening with the Blue Danube.

Never having had a dance lesson in his life, Alex allowed Frankie to move him around the dance floor. Occasionally he stepped on her foot or bumped into some fat lady behind him. He planted his focus on his feet to make sure he was in line with Frankie.

“Look at me,” said Frankie, “and don’t worry about your footsteps.”

“How can I be sure I won’t step on you?”

“You don’t have to worry about a thing as long as you follow my lead,” she said with a cocky smile.

“Yes, ma’am,” he said.

Thankfully there were no prying eyes of gossip journalists or photographers. The wealthy were able to pay to have their privacy protected.

Frankie was sure to keep Alex away from any wayward middle-aged socialite looking for a score. She witnessed a few eyes on him—a few women brushed by, trying to gain his attention—but Frankie proved to be the best deterrent a young man could have in such an occasion. She was beautiful, and if any woman crossed the line, Frankie would rip off her face. Alex, keenly aware, was loving every minute of it.

Frankie guided Alex away from the dance floor to a buffet table where appetizers were being served. Frankie and Alex decided to share a plate and prowl the circumference of the ballroom together, watching the crowd like patrons at a zoo.

“See that woman there with the exposed cleavage?” asked Frankie as she popped a stuffed mushroom in her mouth.

“No, where?” Alex asked with a laugh, seeing the woman standing directly before them.

Frankie smacked in his arm. “The one who has been eyeing you all night.”

“Hmm . . . really?”

“She’s screwing her shrink,” Frankie said. “She’s a crazy; I wouldn’t go near her if I were you.” She then pulled Alex’s attention toward a debonair older man. “That’s her husband. He was an actor for many years; now he’s a director on Broadway.” She stood on her toes to whisper in Alex’s ear, “There is always a hot, new actor on his casting couch. I’d stay away from him, too.”

Alex bit into a cheese puff and then said with his mouth full, “Thanks for the heads-up.”

Frankie put her arm around Alex’s waist and led him around the party while she sipped champagne. “See that fat guy talking up that woman?” she asked. “He’s one of the biggest producers in the city—a real hotshot.” She then whispered, “Rumor has it he’s got a tiny pecker.”

“That’s always the case,” said Alex and then stuffed two more cheese puffs into his mouth. “What about the tall, pretty guy who looking around to see who’s looking at him?” asked Alex.

“That’s Robbie, your band mate,” Frankie joked.

Alex laughed, “No, the other tall, pretty guy.”

“Tad Benedict,” Frankie said. “He’s a Broadway actor, singer, and dancer; and he’s completely queer although he hides it really well. Most girls become discouraged when they find out he’s more interested in their dates than them.” Frankie gave Alex a gentle push. “Let’s move along.”

They stopped back at the buffet table to refill their plate and champagne glasses. Frankie sipped from her glass, making sure she had Alex’s back in case any women decided to wander over. None did. Feeling confident that she had the situation secured, Frankie led Alex back to the ball.

“You see,” she said, “everyone here has an image they’re trying to sell, and most people see what they want to see. Lonely rich women pretend to be faithful wives while, on the side, they’re hooking up with the gardener or their tennis instructor. Industry men constantly find new ways to promote their power and influence in order to attract naive young actresses. And then, saddest of all, there are those ‘aspiring individuals’ who have no game to play or image to sell. They are hopeless in this arena,” explained Frankie.

“Where do we fit in?” asked Alex.

Frankie looked up at him. “We don’t.” Tugging at his arm, she led him to the door and out into the hallway.

 

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About the Author:

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Mahima Martel’s main focus in writing is love within drama, or dramatic love. She is fascinated by the human condition and what drives people to do what they do. Mostly, she found it is love, or lack of love that motivates people, whether it is to inspire to greatness, or to the depth of depravity.

Her first published book, The Insurrectionist tells the story through the eyes of a terrorist. Although considered controversial, the book has received high praise. A complex book that approaches morality, justice and humanity from many angles.

The Saying Goodbye series looks deeply into a long standing celebrity love affair undiscovered by gossip columns and tabloid press. It asks the questions, “What really goes on behind the scenes of celebrity relationships and the fan stories we all love to hear about.

Mahima Martel is a news junkie and loves researching and digging deeper into many news and historical stories.

 

Author Links:

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Giveaway:

Enter to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Open internationally. The giveaway runs 5/5/14 – 5/12/14. Click here for the Rafflecopter!

 

Tour Information:

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We are now taking sign ups from bloggers that would like to host a tour stop. If you haven’t hosted for us before, please make sure to check out the tour host information at the top of this page. Then pick a date and fill out the sign up form below. This tour is strictly a feature/spotlight tour, review copies are not being offered! The author is available for interviews and guest posts.

 

Master Schedule:

5/5 Fantastic Indie Authors (Interview)

5/6 Musings of a Book Maven

Stop 2 Peace Love and Writing

Stop 3 Literary Chanteuse

5/7 Cryptic Reads

Stop 2 Dividing by Zero (Guest Post)

5/8 Coffee & Books & Art (Guest Post)

5/9

5/10 Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews

5/12

 

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Spring Fling Blog Hop & Giveaways 4/21 – 4/24

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Welcome to the Spring Fling Blog Hop! Over fifty authors and bloggers have joined together to bring you some amazing posts, great giveaways and lots of fun! Don’t forget to enter the rafflecopter to win a Kindle tablet, gift cards, paperbacks and swag and be sure to check out the other blogs taking part.

Click here for the hop Rafflecopter.

My Post:

Don’t you just love Spring? It’s a great time to take your reading outdoors. To celebrate this season, we are participating in this blog hop and offering a small giveaway of our own!  While you’re here, make sure to enter into both of giveaways!

Fire and Ice Book Tours Giveaway:

One lucky winner will win thirty days of advertising on our sidebar. For authors, this can include displaying your book cover. For bloggers/website owners, this can include displaying a button or banner. No “adult or x-rated” websites, please. Erotic Romance, etc, is fine.

Click here for the Rafflecopter.

 

 

 

 

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